Della Torre Halifax Telescope

Della Torre Halifax Telescope

Della Torre Halifax Telescope

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A scarce marine telescope carrying a local maker's mark. This single-draw telescope is marked "Della Torre & Co., Halifax & London, Day or Night." Della Torre owned the "Fancy Repository" at 153 Granville Street in Halifax circa 1870. It seems there are very few pieces with their mark. Webster's Registry of Instrument Makers documents a single-draw telescope as the only known instrument made by Della Torre, but an octant also surfaced in 2016. 

This telescope measures 20" when closed, and features a single brass pull. The main tube is mahogany. 

Dimensions: 20"


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